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12 Jan 2020 | 01:44 PM UTC

Germany: World War II-era bombs defused in Dortmund January 12

Two World War II-era bombs defused in Dortmund January 12; lingering transportation disruptions possible

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Event

Authorities successfully defused two World War II-era bombs in Dortmund on Sunday, January 12. Discovery of the bombs prompted the evacuation of 14,000 people within the surrounding area, as well as the closure of two hospitals and the city's train station.  

Lingering transportation disruptions are possible over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Dortmund are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.